|Posted on September 10, 2016 at 2:40 PM|
The time is approaching soon, and everything has finally come together. In one night and two days, I will be on a plane to london. I have never experienced an international flight and the fact that I have to fly to london, before Nigeria gives me the opportunity to have two experiences in one. I am so nervous, because of course everyone has negative things to say about me traveling alone, and what I need to do and not do, during my trip. I know that I need to be careful, with all of the barriers like different languages, cultural differences, and not to mention the viruses and diseases, I need to watch out for. Ive heard some of the craziest stories about Africa, not just the lies told to my vision, with TV, but also from people who've visited before." Dont drink The water", "watch out for some of the men" " dont be out at night". My emotions are all over the place right now, why would anyone want to scare me, especially after i've already purchased my ticket. I was informed, that I should only take Hundred dollar bills, so that when I get to the airport to do my currency exchange, the Nigerian embassy would give me more for the new American Big faced Blue notes, I thought "how interesting". I quickly did some research and found out that $1.00 american money is worth $331.00 dollars in Nigeria. my frst thought was, "im gonna be rich". I quickly learned, that I will have to trade in my highly favored US Dollar, for Nigerian currency, before I leave the Nigerian Airport. Yesterday, after paying all of my bills, I finally realized what ill have as spending money for this trip. because i'm making this public, I will not disclose the exact amount, but it was under $1,000 US dollars. After all, thats $331,000 compared to what it will be worth here in America. I had to research the prices for basic things like a soda, bottle of water, a typical meal at a restaurant. Can you believe a bottle of water in Nigeria, cost 67.03!! so, I see really quick that I will not be as wealthy as I thought. Im practicing using the Law off Atraction overtime this week and im manifesting some extra cash as I type this blog. The hardest part about this journey for me, is leaving my two children. Ive never been away from them for this amount of time. Preparing a schedule, and writing down the routines for the babysitter, is what i'm relying on to be their guide, and hopefully make things easier. Walmart was my best friend during this process. I purchased bulk items, like cereal, juices, waters, and toiletries to ensure that the boys will have everything they need while i'm away. Although they will have a babysitter, I am preparing my boys, as if they will be alone. my oldest is responsible for waking his brother up and getting him to the schools bus stop, my youngest has to prepare his lunch and school clothes the night before, I told him to help his brother keep track of dirty laundry and maintaining his homework everyday. There's never anyway to predict an emergency, so I also had to set up some emergency funds for them just incase. As you can see, this trip overall is a very costly one. Travel fees averaging $1400.00, shopping for home $300.00, monthly bills, passport and visa fees $550.00, spending money and emergency money. I am overwelmed, but also thankful that the Universe has been completly working with me to achieve this trip. Now that I have everything in order, and i'm almost done packing, ive been spending extra time with my children, cooking with them, visiting them at school and watching late night movies. I know I will miss them dearly. I have one last scheduled day to work and then on monday 9/12/16, one of my goals from my bucket list will be happening.